Grid Down the New Reality

Author: Bruce Hemming
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781981805150
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Grid Down: The New Reality picks up with Mark and Eric's group struggling to survive. The final book in the Grid Down series follows their losses and triumphs. Can they survive long enough to see America rebuild? The group breaks up as rumors of a new life are spread across the land, whispers of a shining city on the hill where life is back to normal. Is electricity being restored? Is the world coming back together? Could this be true, or is the west still too wild to tame?

Grid Down Reality Bites

Author: Bruce Hemming
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781460980385
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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"Three small groups of people trying to stay sane and survive in a world controlled by chaos"--Cover, p. [4].

Grid Down Perceptions of Reality

Author: Bruce Hemming
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781507816349
Format: PDF
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A small band of survivors desperately struggle to survive the chaos. Now a post-apocalyptic world, they must rely on their primal instincts to escape destruction, disease and death.

The Advanced Smart Grid

Author: Andres Carvallo
Publisher: Artech House
ISBN: 1608071286
Format: PDF, ePub
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Placing emphasis on practical how-to guidance, this cutting-edge resource provides you with a first-hand, insiderOCOs perspective on the advent and evolution of smart grids in the 21st century (smart grid 1.0). You gain a thorough understanding of the building blocks that comprise basic smart grids, including power plant, transmission substation, distribution, and meter automation. Moreover, this forward-looking volume explores the next step of this technologyOCOs evolution. It provides a detailed explanation of how an advanced smart grid incorporates demand response with smart appliances and management mechanisms for distributed generation, energy storage, and electric vehicles.The Advanced Smart Grid uses the design and construction of the first citywide smart grid in the US as a case study, sharing the many successes and lessons learned. You gain working knowledge of successful tools and best practices that are needed to overcome diverse technological and organizational challenges as you strive to build a next-generation advanced smart grid (smart grid 2.0). Additionally, this unique book offers a glimpse at the future with interconnected advanced smart grids and a redesigned energy ecosystem (smart grid 3.0)."

And the Band Played On

Author: Randy Shilts
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 9781429930390
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Upon it's first publication twenty years ago, And The Band Played on was quickly recognized as a masterpiece of investigative reporting. An international bestseller, a nominee for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and made into a critically acclaimed movie, Shilts' expose revealed why AIDS was allowed to spread unchecked during the early 80's while the most trusted institutions ignored or denied the threat. One of the few true modern classics, it changed and framed how AIDS was discussed in the following years. Now republished in a special 20th Anniversary edition, And the Band Played On remains one of the essential books of our time.

The Story Grid

Author: Shawn Coyne
Publisher: Black Irish Entertainment LLC
ISBN: 1936891360
Format: PDF, Docs
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WHAT IS THE STORY GRID? The Story Grid is a tool developed by editor Shawn Coyne to analyze stories and provide helpful editorial comments. It's like a CT Scan that takes a photo of the global story and tells the editor or writer what is working, what is not, and what must be done to make what works better and fix what's not. The Story Grid breaks down the component parts of stories to identify the problems. And finding the problems in a story is almost as difficult as the writing of the story itself (maybe even more difficult). The Story Grid is a tool with many applications: 1. It will tell a writer if a Story ?works? or ?doesn't work. 2. It pinpoints story problems but does not emotionally abuse the writer, revealing exactly where a Story (not the person creating the Story'the Story) has failed. 3. It will tell the writer the specific work necessary to fix that Story's problems. 4. It is a tool to re-envision and resuscitate a seemingly irredeemable pile of paper stuck in an attic drawer. 5. It is a tool that can inspire an original creation.

Smart Grid R Evolution

Author: Jennie C. Stephens
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107047285
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book explores smart grid from a social perspective, for advanced students, academic researchers, and energy professionals.

Grit

Author: Angela Duckworth
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501111124
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In this instant New York Times bestseller, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows anyone striving to succeed—be it parents, students, educators, athletes, or business people—that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a special blend of passion and persistence she calls “grit.” Drawing on her own powerful story as the daughter of a scientist who frequently noted her lack of “genius,” Duckworth, now a celebrated researcher and professor, describes her early eye-opening stints in teaching, business consulting, and neuroscience, which led to the hypothesis that what really drives success is not “genius” but a unique combination of passion and long-term perseverance. In Grit, she takes readers into the field to visit cadets struggling through their first days at West Point, teachers working in some of the toughest schools, and young finalists in the National Spelling Bee. She also mines fascinating insights from history and shows what can be gleaned from modern experiments in peak performance. Finally, she shares what she’s learned from interviewing dozens of high achievers—from JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon to New Yorker cartoon editor Bob Mankoff to Seattle Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll. Among Grit’s most valuable insights: *Why any effort you make ultimately counts twice toward your goal *How grit can be learned, regardless of I.Q. or circumstances *How lifelong interest is triggered *How much of optimal practice is suffering and how much ecstasy *Which is better for your child—a warm embrace or high standards *The magic of the Hard Thing Rule Winningly personal, insightful, and even life-changing, Grit is a book about what goes through your head when you fall down, and how that—not talent or luck—makes all the difference.

Grid Computing

Author: Fran Berman
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons
ISBN: 9780470853191
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Grid computing is applying the resources of many computers in a network to a single problem at the same time Grid computing appears to be a promising trend for three reasons: its ability to make more cost-effective use of a given amount of computer resources; as a way to solve problems that can't be approached without an enormous amount of computing power; and because it suggests that the resources of many computers can be cooperatively and perhaps synergistically harnessed and managed as a collaboration toward a common objective. This book features contributions from the major players in the field and covers all aspects of grid technology from motivation to applications. It provides an extensive state-of-the-art guide in grid computing and is essential reading for researchers in computing and engineering, physicists, statisticians, engineers and mathematicians and IT policy makers.